Steam Locomotives, will they ever make a comeback?

Re: Steam Locomotives, will they ever make a comeback?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:30 pm

This would be one of the few places on land where combined propulsion sources would make sense. If the engine had a combined diesel-electric and steam (CODAS) propulsion system the efficiency would be greater than from a single source such as coal or diesel alone.
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Re: Steam Locomotives, will they ever make a comeback?

PostBy: lzaharis On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:24 am

"In my opinion" a pulverised coal burner to make steam and
then electricity for a single wire caternary system as is done in Norway
would work well.

The electric pantograph method of power deliver used for the
IORE locomotives used in pairs used for iron ore delivery from the LKAB iron mines
(The IORE locomotives are the Bombardier TRAXX models).
to the ports and returning to the mines with the clay loads to make
the iron ore pellets are a beautiful thing to see..
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Re: Steam Locomotives, will they ever make a comeback?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:53 pm

Steam engines are a curio these days not because they don't work but, because something lighter and more efficient was invented. The internal combustion engine. However that doesn't mean coal is out of the question. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal-water_slurry_fuel
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Re: Steam Locomotives, will they ever make a comeback?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:20 am

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